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Lockheed, Rockwell Collins Showcase F-35 Helmet Display

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F35Rockwell Collins has unveiled its helmet mounted display system for F-35 fighter aircraft pilots during an event held Tuesday at the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A Rockwell CollinsElbit Systems of America joint venture built the Gen III F-35 HMDS and the device is scheduled for inclusion to Lockheed Martin‘s low rate initial production Lot 7 F-35s, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday.

HMDS is designed to help fighter pilots gain situational awareness during daytime or nighttime missions.

Northrop Grumman has built a distributed aperture system that will work to transmit real-time imagery from multiple infrared cameras mounted around the F-35 to the helmet, according to Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems has produced more than 200 helmets for the F-35 program.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) experienced flying an F-35 demonstrator at the Rockwell Collins-hosted event.

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